Nat Jarvis aiming to spoil County's Christmas

Nat Jarvis in his final County appearance in the FA Trophy final at Wembley

Nat Jarvis in his final County appearance in the FA Trophy final at Wembley

First published in Newport County South Wales Argus: Photograph of the Author by

FOREST Green Rovers striker Nat Jarvis is hoping to ruin Christmas for his old friends at Newport County AFC when the two sides meet on Boxing Day.

The 20-year-old is on loan at the New Lawn from parent club Cardiff City having spent last season with County.

Jarvis helped the Exiles to avoid relegation last season and made his final appearance for the club in the FA Trophy final defeat to York City at Wembley in May.

He scored six times in 31 league appearances for County, including the opening goal in the 1-1 draw at Forest Green in September 2011 – Anthony Hudson’s last match in charge before he was replaced by Justin Edinburgh.

Jarvis is still in touch with several members of Edinburgh’s squad but friendship will go out of the window on Wednesday and in the reverse fixture at Rodney Parade on New Year’s Day.

"I’m looking forward to these games because I really enjoyed my time at Newport last season," he said. "I’ve not been back since I left and I’ve missed the gaffer and the boys. I chat with them all the time and it will be great to see everyone again.

"Obviously Newport are doing really well and we are fourth so these are going to be big games.

"I wish Newport all the best for the rest of the season but we won’t be friends on the pitch!"

Jarvis moved to Rovers at the end of November after Ben Wright, another former Exile, tore his knee ligaments.

Rovers manager David Hockaday said: "We first saw Nathaniel last year when he was on loan at Newport.

"The Christmas and New Year period is always a tough one with a lot of games in a short space of time.

"Nathaniel’s young, hungry and keen to fight for a place. He’s very quick and powerful and because he’s played at this level he knows what to expect."

County and Forest Green will both be well rested after their games were postponed at the weekend due to waterlogged pitches.

Rovers were scheduled to play at Woking; while County were due to host Braintree Town at Rodney Parade.

That meant that Grimsby Town, who beat Wrexham 1-0 on Friday night, supplanted the Exiles as the Blue Square Bet Premier leaders at Christmas.

Wednesday’s match is likely to come too early for striker Danny Crow, who is still recovering from a torn hamstring.

Edinburgh will also be denied the services of left-back Andy Sandell who is banned after picking up five yellow cards. Andrew Hughes is expected to start in his place.

As well as Jarvis, the hosts could also field former County stars Chris Todd and Jamie Collins.

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10:23am Mon 24 Dec 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

county watch out , colin todd, jamie collins and nat jarvis.

3 excellent former county player , 2 regular goalscorers.

but county do like to play forest green and always get a result

PREDICITION forest green 1 county 2

PS
andrew penmaen SUPPLANTED i can honestly say i v never heard of that word before :-) have you been watching the latest christmas special of IQ with stephen fry .personally i would have said taken over at the top , but i bet you v got a vast majority of county fans reaching for their thesaurus' :-) thats dictionary to us folks

TO ALL MERRY XMAS :-)
county watch out , colin todd, jamie collins and nat jarvis. 3 excellent former county player , 2 regular goalscorers. but county do like to play forest green and always get a result PREDICITION forest green 1 county 2 PS andrew penmaen SUPPLANTED i can honestly say i v never heard of that word before :-) have you been watching the latest christmas special of IQ with stephen fry .personally i would have said taken over at the top , but i bet you v got a vast majority of county fans reaching for their thesaurus' :-) thats dictionary to us folks TO ALL MERRY XMAS :-) COUNTYVOICE
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4:24pm Mon 24 Dec 12

the competition man says...

sup·plant s-plnt)
tr.v. sup·plant·ed, sup·plant·ing, sup·plants
1. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics.
2. To displace and substitute for (another): The word processor has largely supplanted electric typewriters



supplant
vb
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force he easily supplanted his rival

supplantation n
supplanter n

supplant - Literally means "trip up," from Latin supplantare, "trip up, overthrow."



Verb
1.
Supplant - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, replace
replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
deputise, deputize, step in, substitute - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
displace, preempt - take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
usurp - take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"
oust - remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
come after, succeed, follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

supplant
verb replace, oust, displace, supersede, remove, take over, undermine, overthrow, unseat, take the place of He may be supplanted by a younger man.
sup·plant s-plnt) tr.v. sup·plant·ed, sup·plant·ing, sup·plants 1. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics. 2. To displace and substitute for (another): The word processor has largely supplanted electric typewriters [Middle English supplanten, from Old French supplanter, from Latin supplantre, to trip up : sub-, sub- +planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.] supplant [səˈplɑːnt] vb (tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force he easily supplanted his rival [via Old French from Latin supplantāre to trip up, from sub- from below + planta sole of the foot] supplantation [ˌsʌplɑːnˈteɪ ən] n supplanter n supplant - Literally means "trip up," from Latin supplantare, "trip up, overthrow." Verb 1. Supplant - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school" supercede, supersede, supervene upon, replace replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced" put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them" deputise, deputize, step in, substitute - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold" displace, preempt - take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor" usurp - take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke" oust - remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter" come after, succeed, follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?" supplant verb replace, oust, displace, supersede, remove, take over, undermine, overthrow, unseat, take the place of He may be supplanted by a younger man. the competition man
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1:36am Tue 25 Dec 12

COUNTYVOICE says...

there's always one :-)
there's always one :-) COUNTYVOICE
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11:57am Wed 26 Dec 12

jetspotter says...

The Boxing day game's nearly here
And County have nothing to fear
We'll get three points for sure
And this hangover cure
Will be perfect so close to New Year !
The Boxing day game's nearly here And County have nothing to fear We'll get three points for sure And this hangover cure Will be perfect so close to New Year ! jetspotter
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